What happens when my pet comes in for a Dental Procedure?

So you've brought your pet in for a check up and your Vet has let you know that your pet needs to have a Dental Procedure. You're probably wondering what your pets Dental Procedure will entail..   The night before: The night before the dental procedure your pet can have his/her normal dinner but no food is to ...

Get off on the right paw with your new puppy!

So, you have an adorable new addition to your family. Here are some tips to help you raise a happy-go-lucky canine citizen. Early positive socialisation is vital Early and appropriate socialisation is key. This is the time puppies learn to accept the myriad of objects and creatures, including humans in their world. Missing out on positive exposure ...

So what can I do at home to help keep my pet’s teeth clean?

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There are many preventative dental care routines to choose from. Our staff are happy to run through the various routines and then help you formulate the best plan for your pet. Brushing teeth Toothbrushes are very effective at keeping teeth clean in compliant pets. They are the gold standard care option. You can use a special pet ...

Easter is coming!

Easter is nearly upon us. With it, there might be an influx of chocolate into your household. Please ensure that your pet puppy doesn't purloin your chocolate presents! They can become very sick, not only from chocolate toxicity (from theobromine in the chocolate), but also potentially pancreatitis (from the rest of what's in chocolate - ...

Calming the nerves of your anxious companion

Like people, many pets suffer from forms of anxiety. If your pet cannot settle during thunderstorms or fireworks or perhaps your pet cannot settle if you are not present, then talk with Dr Helen Purdam about some strategies to help the both of you cope. It may be as simple as some crate training advice like ...

Ten signs that your pet may have Heart Disease

As a pet owner, it is important that you are equipped to spot signs of heart disease in your pets, as you may well be the first person to notice. Early diagnosis and treatment can make a big difference when it comes to the quality and quantity of life of your valued pet. Bringing any ...

Keeping your pets safe this Summer – Itchy skin

    Is your dog constantly itching, rubbing, or biting at their skin? Does it feel like you have tried everything? Your pet may have atopic dermatitis, or atopy, an inflammatory, chronic skin disease. Like hay fever in humans, dogs can be allergic to pollen, grasses, dust mites, and other environmental allergens that cause this unpleasant reaction. Dogs suffering ...